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Publicado en: Annales du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle 12: 292. 1808. (Ann. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

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Aceptación : Accepted
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     About 60 genera and about 900 species, mainly in tropical regions.

     Literature: Wiens D. & Polhill R., Ethiopian mistelotoes: new species and combinations Nordic Jour. Bot. 5: 221-224 (1985).


 

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Green, shrubby plants with adventitious haustorial roots, hemiparasitic on trees and shrubs. Leaves mostly opposite, often thick, entire, sometimes scale-like or absent; stipules 0. Bracts anti-bracteoles, small, scale-like, sometimes rudimentary. Flowers hermaphrodite or unisexual, actinomorphic, single or in cymes, spikes or fascicles. Perianth simple or double, petaloid or sepaloid. Calyx or simple perianth 3-4-lobed. Petals (where present) 3-8, free or united, volute. Stamens as many as perianth lobes, opposite and adnate to them, with 1 to many pollen sacs. Ovary inferior, adnate to tube of perianth, 1-celled, with 1 ovule and with integinent not differentiated from placenta; stigma simple, sessile or borne on a filiform style. Fruit usually drupe- or berry-like. Seed solitary, without testa and with copious endosperm, adherent to the pericarp; embryo 1 or many. Chromosomes relatively very large, forming translocation rings.

 

 

 
 
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